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Symposium: The Dynamics
of Possible Nuclear Extinction
February 28 to March 1, 2015 at The New York Academy of Medicine
A unique, two-day symposium will be held featuring an international panel of leading experts in disarmament, political science, existential risk, anthropology, medicine, nuclear weapons and other nuclear issues. The public is welcome.
Russia and the U.S. possess 94% of the 16,400 nuclear weapons in the global nuclear arsenal. The U.S. maintains its first strike winnable nuclear war policy, and both countries have raised their nuclear arsenals to a higher state of alert because of the situation in the Ukraine. Furthermore it has just been announced that the administration has plans to replace every nuclear warhead and their delivery systems via ship, submarine, missile and plane, at a cost of one trillion dollars over the next thirty years. This symposium will address the following issues:
  • What are the human and technological factors that could precipitate a nuclear war between Russia and the U.S.; how many times have we come close to nuclear war and how long will our luck hold?
  • What are the ongoing technological and financial developments relevant to the nuclear weapons arsenals of the US and Russia?
  • What problems are associated with lateral proliferation of nuclear weapons via strenuous corporate marketing of nuclear technology?
  • What are the medical and environmental consequences of either a small or large scale nuclear war?
  • What are the underlying philosophical, political, and ideological dynamics that have brought life on earth to the brink of extinction?
  • How can we assess this situation from an anthropological perspective?
  • What is the pathology within the present political situation that could lead us to extinction?
  • How can this nuclear pathology be cured?
The International Forum on Globalization and The Techno-Utopia Project
in collaboration with The International Center for Technology Assessment,
The New York Open Center, The Schumacher Center for New Economics and the Species Alliance
p r e s e n t     a
& the Fate of the Earth

This event comes at a crucial historical moment. 45 Leading scholars, authors & activists will speak on the profound implications—for nature, economy, and society—of runaway technological expansionism, and advancing cyber envelopment; the corporate push for new technologies as the solution to all problems. A change of direction is required. Alternative ideas, policies, programs and actions will be pursued and discussed in detail.
October 25 - 26, 2014
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St. at 3rd Ave, NYC
— In The Foundation Building between Third and Fourth Avenues —


    Contacts:   Task Force on the Americas
    Dale Sorensen • 415/924-3227 • mitf [at] igc [dot] org
    Colleen Rose • 415/898-0131 • colleenrose [at] juno [dot] com

    Task Force on the Americas to host Gold Fever
    Global Screening Event in Marin

    On October 25 Gold Fever will screen in Marin as part of a worldwide discussion on mining devastation. This eye-opening and inspiring documentary is about the arrival of Goldcorp Inc in a remote Guatemalan village.

    Winner of the Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at the 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival, Gold Fever is a hard-hitting documentary about three women resisting a transnational gold mine in their community. Viewing the film, as part of Global Screening Event, is an opportunity to both learn about and discuss the issues, and to show solidarity with people—like Diodora, Crisanta, and Gregoria—experiencing globalized resource extraction.

    Following the screening of the film Carissa Brands will host a discussion of the film. “We believe that resource extraction is an underreported issue,” says Carissa. “By hosting a screening of Gold Fever we hope to shine a light on the harm to health, community and environment brought by transnational industrial mining and the connections to our own communities. As part of a global action, we hope to raise visibility of these issues in Marin.”

    The screening, presented by the Task Force on the Americas, will take place at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 25 at the First United Methodist Church, 9 Ross Valley Drive (at Fourth Street), San Rafael. A $5-10 donation is suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The public is welcome. The venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 415/924-3227 or go to

  • What the World Wants -- and How To Pay For It Using Military Expenditures
    a project of the World Game Institute.
    What the World Wants presents a 2-dimensional chart measuring 34-by-23 minus 2 little cubes represents "annual costs of various global programs for solving the major human need and environmental problems facing humanity. Each program is the amount needed to accomplish the goal for all in need in the world. Their combined total cost is approximately 30% of the world's total annual military expenditures." 1 cube equals $1 billion. The total chart contains 780 cubes representing annual world military expenditures of $780 billion. Below the chart is the following table.

    Eighteen Strategies for Confronting
    the Major Systemic Problems Confronting Humanity:
    Credits, Major References & Footnotes
    The What the World Wants Project is by Medard Gabel
    and the research staff of the World Game Institute

  • The Daniel Pennock Democracy School
    "Why Democratic Self-Government is Impossible When Corporations Wield
    Constitutional Rights Against Communities to Deny The Rights of People"

    Focusing on a systemic historical and legal analysis of corporate power and democracy, the school is designed to help activists more effectively and fundamentally challenge corporate power, rather than simply organize corporation by corporation and harm by harm. The School is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Pennock, a 17 year old Berks County, Pennsylvania boy who died in 1995 after being exposed to land applied sewage sludge. His parents, Antoinette and Russell Pennock, travel the state seeking an end to that practice of sludge disposal -- from which waste management corporations reap massive profits from hauling and spreading sludge on farmland.

    The Schools are built around carefully designed readings, clear presentations and group discussions.
    • Each School reveals how it came to be that the law enables corporate managers to dictate their values, and impose their projects on communities.
    • Includes an intense, comprehensive history of the judicial bestowal of constitutional rights of persons on corporations.
    • Learn the secret of how Peoples Movements have cut to the essence and won their struggles to be found in the constitution.
      • The Anti-Federalists
      • The Abolitionists
      • The Suffragists
      • The Populists
      • The Labor Movement
      • And learn about earlier Movements, including the Levelers and the Diggers.
    • Experience the Pennsylvania Story an ongoing struggle to take the power to govern out of the Corporate Boardrooms and put it back in our communities where it belongs.
    • For people of all ages, interests and occupations
    • Classes consist of small groups of 10-15 people like you.

    If you take no other training this year, do the Democracy School. It is a superlative unfolding revelation of how corporations have hijacked democracy. It meticulously deconstructs the historical arc that brought us to this precipice. But most importantly, it then departs into the highly pragmatic and inspiring work now underway that is slowly turning the tide . . . This Second American Revolution may be the most important political work going on anywhere in the country or the world.
    -Kenny Ausubel 05, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Bioneers

    Democracy School was a mind-blowing experience. During the School, I was forced to come to grips with the understanding that I really knew very little about the true structure of law that controls our activism. Democracy School is a must for everyone who seeks to be liberated from our defensive, after-the-fact reactive organizing strategies.
    -Krishnaveni Gundu, 05, Calhoun County (TX) Resource Watch

  • William Blum, author of:
    Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II (1995)
    Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower (2000)
    West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Political Memoir (2002)
    Freeing the World to Death essays on the american empire (2005)
    America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy (2013)

  • Worthy of note:

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